One of our staff has raised the issue that every patient in the ER should have IV access (ie. Hep. Lock) if they are going to have labs drawn. I am against this idea for many reasons. Any thoughts/ideas re. what your dept. currently does.
We also have many MD's that order IV's on everyone, only to have them d/c'd a short while later with minimal infusion. My persistence has now gotten all their TKVO lines to hep. locks at least.
Looking forward to your feedback.